Canadian Magazine Industry News
11 June 2009,     TORONTO
John Kerr voted new CBP board chair
The Canadian Business Press elected its 2009-2010 board of directors at Mags U last week and John Kerr, CEO of Toronto-based Kerrwil Publications Ltd., was voted in as chair. Kerr takes over the position from Alex Papanou, vice president of the Business Information Group, who stays on as past-chair.

The rest of the board of directors look like this (new members are marked with an asterisk):
  • Rex Armstead, president, ACT Communications Inc., Vancouver
  • Michael Atkins, chairman, IT World Canada Inc., Toronto
  • Meredith Birchall–Spencer, editor, Human Resources Professionals Association, Toronto*
  • Jeff Brownlee, publisher, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Toronto*
  • Rosanna Caira, publisher/editor, Kostuch Publications Limited, Toronto
  • Bruce Creighton, president, Business Information Group, Toronto
  • James O. Hall, president, Keith Communications Inc., Mississauga (1st vice-chair)
  • Lee Ann Knudsen, publisher, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association, Milton*
  • Brian Light, president, Salon Communications Inc., Toronto
  • Terri Pavelic, publisher, Promotive Communications, Aurora*
  • David McClung, president, Baxter Travel Media Inc., Toronto
  • Michael Swan, president, Swan-Erickson Publishing Inc., Oakville*
  • Mark Vreugdenhil, publisher, Newcom Business Media, Toronto (2nd vice-chair)
  • Bill Whitelaw, president, JuneWarren Publishing Ltd., Calgary
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